DVLA: Drivers Should Renew Driving License Before November
The DVLA say that driver’s who had the license expiration date extended in 2020 due to COVID should renew their driving license before the end of the year.
The grace period due to Coronavirus, was given to motorists whose licenses expired between February and December 2020, but now the DVLA says these drivers should make sure they renew their licence before the end of the year, preferable by November.
Like many organisations and businesses, DVLA operations have been affected by the COVID pandemic and they have further been disripted by strike action taken by the The PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union).
The good news is that DVLA backlogs and delays are affecting paper applications only and online driving license renewals are largely unaffected.
You can renew your driving license here, the DVLA says timescales for receiving your new license should be as normal and it can take up to a week.
The DVLA receives up to 60,000 items of mail per days and currently has a backlog of over a million paper applications and queries to deal with. By using their online services wherever possible your request will be processed much quicker and you will help alleviate the backlog.